Opinion Journal: The Paris Climate Con

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Description: Business World Columnist Holman Jenkins Jr. on why the pact is mainly about subsidies, not environmental progress. Photo credit: Getty Images. Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: June 01, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/opinion-journal-the-paris-climate-con/AF124BBD-86EB-40A7-A6D5-185AB8F6CC03.html Questions for discussion: What does Holman Jenkins Jr. say about the agreement? Do you think the decision to withdraw reduces the influence or… Read more »

Pick the supplier, not the seller, in retail: Ivy Managment

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Description: Matthew Norris, senior vice president at Ivy Investment Management Company, joins BNN to discuss his value investing strategy, which includes retail and hospital stocks. Source: BNN.ca – video report Date: May 25, 2017 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/video/pick-the-supplier-not-the-seller-in-retail-ivy-managment~1133491 Questions for discussion: What does Matthew Norris say about picking retail stocks and the businesses that supply them? Do… Read more »

Bloomberg

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Description: The media mogul says most of his fortune will go to his foundation – viewing personal philanthropy not as a threat to democracy, but a way to get things done. Steve Kroft reports. Source: CBS.com – video report Date: April 21, 2017 Link: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/bloomberg/ Questions for discussion: What information presented in this report helps… Read more »

ESPN Can’t Afford to Go On Like This

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Description: ESPN, which laid off 100 people this week, has a multitude of problems, but the basic one is this: It pays too much for content and costs too much for consumers. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: April 28, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-04-28/espn-can-t-afford-to-go-on-like-this Questions for discussion: Why is ESPN in trouble? What should management do to fix the… Read more »

Netflix standing on the threshold of 100 million subscribers

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Description: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million global subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a decade ago. Source: AssociatedPress.com Date: April 17, 2017 Link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NETFLIX_MAJOR_MILESTONE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Questions for discussion: Summarize the key financial information provided in this… Read more »

Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point?

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Description: Along the cobblestone streets of SoHo, Chanel handbags and Arc’teryx jackets are displayed in shops like museum pieces, harking back to the height of the neighborhood’s trendiness. But rents there are softening, and the number of vacant storefronts is rising. Source: NYTimes.com Date: April 15, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/business/retail-industry.html?ref=business&_r=0 Questions for discussion: What can management… Read more »

Jeff Bezos Says He Is Selling $1 Billion a Year in Amazon Stock to Finance Race to Space

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Description: COLORADO SPRINGS — Standing against the backdrop of his New Shepard rocket booster and a full-scale mock capsule for carrying humans into space, Jeff Bezos revealed on Wednesday that he was selling about $1 billion in Amazon stock a year to finance his Blue Origin rocket company. Source: NYTimes.com Date: April 5, 2017 Link:… Read more »

E-Commerce Is Making Retail Stores Relevant Again

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Description: But don’t expect to see a revival as hundreds of store continue to close. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Mar 30, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2njCDlD Questions for Discussions: How did store closings affect e-commerce at Kohls? Do you think this experience can be generalized across the retailing industry? How should investors regards statistics on… Read more »